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    Sale 1940

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics

    25 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 433

    A NAPOLEON III ORMOLU THREE-PIECE CLOCK GARNITURE

    BY MONBRO FRÈRES, PARIS, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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    A NAPOLEON III ORMOLU THREE-PIECE CLOCK GARNITURE
    BY MONBRO FRÈRES, PARIS, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    Comprising a mantel clock and pair of ten-light candelabra; the clock surmounted by Neptune within a scallop shell, supported by a pair of mermaids flanking a central clockcase cast with bulrush and reeds, the dial inscribed MONBRO FILS AINé/A PARIS/JACQUIER HER, on a pierced rocaille base cast with putti astride hippocampi and a trumpeting triton, the candelabra decorated en suite, each with a central stem cast with reeds and issuing ten scrolled candlearms, supported by a pair of putti, on a triple-dolphin support with scrolled feet
    The clock: 35¾ in. (91 cm.) high; 34 in. (86.5 cm.) wide; The candelabra: 34½ in. (87.5 cm.) high


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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A NORTHWESTERN COLLECTION